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Happy 20th Vision Clinic Anniversary Deann!

October marked the 20th year anniversary for Deann as a Vision Clinic employee. We are so glad that she is a part of the Vision Clinic family!

We know that many of our patients look forward to seeing her sweet smile at the front desk! We sat down with Deann a few days ago and asked her to answer some questions about her time at the Vision Clinic. Enjoy!

1. What was your first day at the vision clinic like 20 years ago? I haven’t thought about my first day in a long time. It’s rather difficult to recall that many years ago, but what I can remember is that everyone was very friendly. I had previously worked for a one doctor practice, so the office and staff seemed very large. The practice I had been with previously did not accept any type of insurance, so this was a whole new learning experience.

2. How has the Vision Clinic changed since the first day?
Over the last 20 years, the Vision Clinic has increased in doctors, staff and locations. I originally started working with only 3 doctors and about 14 staff. We were scheduling patients in an appointment book and exams were written down on exam forms. When charts were misfiled, wow, was that a chore to track down! Computer programs have definitely made it easier.

3. What do you like most about working at the Vision Clinic? Every day is a new day! Even though we do the same thing every day, it’s always different because of the people who come into the office. I enjoy getting to see many of our patients who have been coming to our practice for many years. Also, the doctors are a great group to work for, they have made the Vision Clinic a family.

4. Tell me something you like to do when you aren’t at the clinic working? When I am not at work, I like spending time with my family. We like going to see the Chief’s play and our favorite vacation spot is Florida.

5. Is there anything you miss about the “old days” of the Vision Clinic? Sometimes, I miss the slower pace of the “old days”, and the smaller office. However, I don’t miss wearing white uniform pants!

6. What advice would you give to someone who is interested in working in an optometry office? Learn as much as you can about all aspects of the office and always treat patients like you would want to be treated.